Water Wise Watch: September 2019
This month at Water Wise
Tshepiso Community Workshop
- Preparing the soil
- Seed sowing and transplanting
- Mulch and compost application
- Crop rotation and companion planting
- Fertilizer application
- Pests, pathogens and weed control
- Alien invasive species
- Harvesting and storage of vegetables and fruits
- How to read a water meter
- Tree planting
Images above: Water Wise facilitators giving a lesson on vegetable gardening (top left and top right); Tree planting practical session with community members (bottom left and bottom right).
Water Wise Events
On 14 August 2019, Water Wise attended the South African Nursery Association (SANA) annual trade fair in Midrand, Gauteng. The Water Wise team had a hydro-zone display garden depicting different plants that can be included in each hydro-zone. Hydro-zoning is the grouping of plants with similar watering needs in the same bed, by implementing this, one is able to save a lot of water. Types of hydro-zones:
- No water use zone: Consist of plants that can survive without being watered, these plants are mostly dependent on the rain.
- Low water use zone: Consist of plants that require less watering.
- Moderate water use zone: Consist of plants that require moderate watering.
- High water use zone: Consist of plants that require a lot of watering.
Images above: Water Wise hydro-zone display garden (top left) and Water Wise team members engaging with visitors (top right, bottom left and bottom right).
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Celebrating Environmental Campaigns in September
Environmental Days and Public Holidays
16 September: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
16 September - 21 September: Clean-up and Recycle South Africa Week
20 September: Recycling Day South Africa
21 September: International Coastal Clean-up Day
21 September: Internal Day of Peace and Zero Emissions Day
22 September: World Rhino Day
Water and environmental news
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